Joris Van de Moortel

Joris Van de Moortel (b. 1983, BE) lives and works in Antwerp (Belgium).

He graduated from the Künstelerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (Germany) in 2013 and from the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent (Belgium) in 2009. Joris Van de Moortel is one of the most noticed artists of the Belgian contemporary art scene.

Joris Van de Moortel has received notable solo exhibitions, including Guitare préparée at Sint-Lukas Galerie (Brussels, Belgium) in 2019; Cachivage Bugui Bugui at BOZAR (Palais de Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium) in 2018; Pink Noises, his first solo exhibition in the United States, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in 2016; Are you interested in architecture?… at the Be Part Art Centre (Waregem, Belgium) in 2015.

In 2019, Galerie Nathalie Obadia exhibited Joris Van de Moortel’s new series of pieces on paper at the Art on Paper fair (BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium), and also devoted a second solo exhibition to him in Paris entitled The ne’er do wells set out for a dubious pilgrimage on the occasion of which his first monograph was published. In the same year, Joris Van de Moortel received the Grand Jury Prize for his participation in the 13th International Art Biennial in Cairo (Egypt).

Joris Van de Moortel has participated in numerous manifesto group exhibitions, including Fiat Lux, Pilar (Brussels, Belgium), Watou Arts Festival (Watou, Belgium) and the Kortrijk Triennial of Contemporary Art (Courtrai, Belgium), Mirror Infinities organised by the nomadic art project The Agprognostic Temple at Tour & Taxis (Brussels, Belgium) in 2021 ; Een blik achter de muur at the Blikfabriek (Antwerp, Belgium) in 2020 ; Eyes East Bound at the 13th edition of the Cairo International Art Biennial (Egypt) in 2019; Danser Brut au LaM (Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France) in 2018; Ecce Homo at the Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum (Antwerp, Belgium) in 2017, which brought together some fifty other Belgian artists including Luc Tuymans, Michaël Booremans, Ann Veronica Janssens ; Rebel, Rebel at the MAC’s (Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Walloon Federation Brussels, Grand Hornu, Belgium) in 2016; Passion – Fan behaviour and art, a travelling exhibition in 2015 and 2016 at the Ludwig Museum (Budapest, Hungary), Stadtgalerie (Kiel, Germany), Kunstlerhaus (Nuremberg, Germany), and Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany); Des choses en moins, des choses en plus at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France) in 2014; Upside down Part 2 Let’s Dance at SMAK (Ghent, Belgium) in 2013; Spontaneouslyat the Zacheta

National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland) in 2012; and Exploded view at the Centraal Museum (Utrecht, The Netherlands) also in 2012.

In 2021, Joris won the Prix de la Monnaie de Paris followed by a residency to realise his project: La Médaille et son double.

In 2022, he presented the exhibition Foolhardy Boarding a Lost State of Mind at Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Brussels and participated in the group exhibition The Floor & The Door at Platform 6A in Ottegem, Belgium.

In the spring of 2024, a solo exhibition will be devoted to the work of Joris Van de Moortel at two locations simultaneously, the S.M.A.K. in Ghent and the Cultuurhuis de Warande in Turnhout, Belgium.

His works are included in important institutional and private collections such as the Vehbi Koç Foundation (Istanbul, Turkey); the Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art (Paris, France/New York, USA); the Centraal Museum Collection (Utrecht, The Netherlands); the Raja Collection (Roissy-en-France, France); the Ghisla Art Collection (Locarno, Switzerland) and the Belfius Art Collection (Brussels, Belgium).

Joris Van de Moortel has been represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris/ Brussels since 2013.




Represented by Nathalie Obadia